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View Poll Results: Which time period was better?
the 80's & 90's 229 69.82%
the 00's/now 99 30.18%
Voters: 328. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-08-2010, 05:51 PM
 
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The old time always seem better when you reflect but the world is always progressing...even though we have terrorism mass killing etc....the murder rate is nowhere near the 80's or 90's as it is today in almost every where you go....technology is way advanced and there is way more opportunity for ppl everywhere.....so today and tomorrow should always be better than before times....I couldnt imagine living in 1950 with race relations of that day ....and ppl complain about it today
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Old 01-08-2010, 06:51 PM
 
Location: where my heart is
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80s more so than the 90s because the 90s ushered in the IT offshoring.
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Old 01-08-2010, 06:56 PM
 
Location: Long Island/NYC
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If some of the technology that's prevalent today was in the 80's/90's it would be an easier decision.

Personally the only reason I hated the 90's was because the days seemed extra extra long, I was in Pre-School & Elementary School in the 90's and the days go by slower when you're little lol.

I'd like to be able to enjoy the 80's/90's (minus the widespread crack) at my current age.

I choose the 80's/90's.
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Old 01-08-2010, 07:05 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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I really didn't like the mid/late 90s. I guess part of it could be because I was a teen then, but the worst part was all the Columbine stuff going on. Most of my peers and I were scared to go to school because of all the threats we kept hearing. You never knew if the stuff was true. We were always let out early because of bomb scares. It was a pretty scary time to be a teen.
Agree. In the late 90s, teens and teen culture was significantly more violent than it is now. I would say that being a teenager today is much better than it was in the 90s at least. That said, being an adult today is much more difficult than it was back then with the economy and the job market. Education and college degrees aren't worth what they were back then. I graduated with an IT degree in 2007 and it hasn't done jack **** for me because of this economy among other things. If I would have graduated with the same degree in 1997, I would be making six figures by now.
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Old 01-09-2010, 03:46 AM
 
Location: 30-40N 90-100W
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I didn't entirely appreciate it at the time, but I'd say the period 1994-1999 was really pretty good. The crime rate was declining, the economy at least appeared good, and reality shows hadn't exploded yet. The overall mood of it still strikes me as an era of greed and callousness, far far more than the 1980s did, but still a good living.

Culturally I think I'd say I like the 1980s better than now. Comedies were more common and they were funnier than most of the comedies now. The Bill Cosby Show had more viewers than any American TV series today and Cheers of the era was really pretty good even watching it now. Pop-rock was maybe having its last "Golden Age." Some of it also involved some interesting stuff. John Cougar Mellencamp, Prince, Bruce Springsteen, Tears for Fears, etc did some songs in the era that are still fairly well respected or at least enjoyable. Michael Jackson was still kind of neat or at least a good dancer with well-produced videos. It was something of a weak decade for animated films, certainly when compared to the 1950s or 1990s, but The Secret of NIMH was great. Jim Henson, although not animation, was also still doing some good stuff. And home computers were these things that people, at least in my area, could be impressed to see at all. Which was kind of fun.
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Old 01-09-2010, 05:17 AM
 
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Gotta love the 80s. Big hair, Saturday morning cartoons, new-fangled boxes called computers, 65-cent gas prices, sitcoms, and REAL music!
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Old 01-09-2010, 11:39 AM
 
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Definitely the 80s. It seems everything was more care-free back then and just more fun. I was only 4-5 years old in the late 80s, so unfortunately I never got to experience it at my prime. All my favorite bands are from then, so I would have LOVED to have seen them at their peak if I were a teenager back then.

Now we have to worry about terror/the war, the terrible economy, global warming, etc. I know the 80s experienced it too, but not to the level it is today.

I never thought I would say this, but I agree with you here. The 80's were a great decade musically and seemed much more carefree and happy.

None of this facebook, tweeting, texting, reality tv garbage either
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Old 01-09-2010, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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I never thought I would say this, but I agree with you here. The 80's were a great decade musically and seemed much more carefree and happy.

None of this facebook, tweeting, texting, reality tv garbage either

WOW, we agree on something????
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Old 01-09-2010, 12:13 PM
 
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I don't know if it's just me, but I felt people of different races/religions/cultures got along better with each other back in the 90s without the political correctness and emphasis on multiculturalism. Back then, it was about just genuinely accepting or at least "live-and-let-live." Now, it's all about showing off and proving "tolerance."

As for the late 90s, I would say those were the best days out of those two decades. The only thing I would find questionable was the gradual rise of pop-music and mainstream hip-pop that would become over-saturated in the 2000s.
God, your posts are so annoying. You insist on making everything you write a treatise on race relations. Get over yourself. It's no wonder you have race problems with pretty much everyone you come across. You need to get some counseling.
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Old 01-09-2010, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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The 90s.
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